Kindergarten students recently explored painting with dots for their first painting experience this year.
Everyone enjoyed learning to paint with cotton swabs to create dots.
Students really focused on filling their apple shapes and mixing colors in the space.
Kindergarten students really enjoy our new art space as they have lots of room to move as they learn basic painting skills through painting their apple shape.
Here is an example of the students’ work with tempera paint.
Second grade students recently completed their mixed media winter landscapes.
Students began with watercolor painting their sky.
The next step was cutting out trees for the background, middleground and foreground.
This step required much focus and concentration.
Everyone had two images to complete as they added a variety of trees to both of their images.
The final step was to sponge white tempera paint on their image and over their trees.
Everyone enjoyed this step the most.
Students enjoyed deciding how much snow to use and where to place it on their images.
This was a fun project that incorporated many mediums and reinforced the concepts of landscape art to the second graders.
Here is an example of the students’ work.
Kindergarten students recently created heart paintings and prints using the concept of pointillism.
Students began with a heart pattern and filled them in with warm-colored dots.
After filling in their heart with colorful dots, students made a mono-print of their painting with a new piece of paper.
Next the kindergartners outlined their dot prints with a heart-shaped line.
This was lots of fun for the students and required them to really focus on the art-making process.
Everyone was excited to take their hearts home and give them to their loved ones.
Here are some examples of the students’ work.
Fourth grade students had fun creating painted paper.
Students began by adding color with crayon on their large paper, working as a group.
Everyone enjoyed the kinetic feel of scribbling with crayon to cover a large area.
Students next added paint using paint scrapers.
Students explored variations of green by adding blue, yellow, white and black tempera to the green on their paper.
Everyone enjoyed the process of mixing paint and creating texture with the paint scrapers.
The painted paper that the students created will become the medium used for a future project.
Kindergarten and first grade students have explored the art movement of pointillism.
Students used tempera paint and cotton swabs to create dots of color on their tree paintings.
Pointillism is a post-impressionist school of painting exemplified by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th-century France, characterized by the application of paint in small dots and brush strokes.
Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.
The term “Pointillism” was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.
Students used a variety of green hues along with yellow and red to create the color on their tree paintings.
After completing their trees, students spent the next week using the same technique on the background.
Students added many hues of blue and violet to their background.
The students enjoyed this project as they had to focus on where to place their dots of color as they created their images.
This was a great project for students to explore new art movements and techniques.